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09-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #4531
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QuoteOriginally posted by abmj Quote
I've read the "pros dissing Pentax" thread and had a bit of a laugh. I shot high-end Canon for 30 years in my film days but am at a more laidback place now during semi-retirement. For the switch to DSLR, I couldn't justify the expense - particularly for good glass - that Canon entailed and went with Pentax. I am very happy with that choice despite the occasional sneer from my former Canon compatriots.

Now, my topic. During the recent Worldwide Photo Walk, I joined 40+ area photographers for a fun day of shooting followed by a group lunch and wrap-up. In that group, I saw exactly zero Pentax DSLRs - aside from my own. I found myself "justifying" my choice not to go with Canikon during good natured discussions. Not so much distain but more "why in the world would a serious photographer NOT buy Canikon??"

Are we really that sparse out in the world?
For a long time I thought my is the only Pentax K-01 in Germany.

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09-21-2016, 03:36 AM   #4532
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4 weeks traveling through Thailand, part of the time on concert tour with a 50 heads high school big band. Not 1 single Pentax camera seen, except my K-1 of course. In the Camera shops, even the duty free shops on the airport there are Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, GoPro, but no Pentax.
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Saw a k-01 at the marina today here in Newfoundland!
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5 days in Lisbon, Portugal. Only one Pentax spotted (white, near cathedral). Hundreds of Canon in all flavours, Canon bags, Canon straps, Canon t-shirts and probably many wearing Canon underwear ;-). Fewer Nikon, then a big gap to a few Fuji, and Olympus and one leica.

Sadly I tried hard to spot another Pentax. I have to admit I was travelling light and was using my Ricoh GR so I was not helping the Pentax brand, I suppose. Didn't spot another Ricoh either, but I did notice many looks at it to work out what it was. Especially when I was using it on a small carbon monopod, while I was thinking I'll be getting some good, clean indoor shots down to 1/10 sec while those enjoying their Canon (undies) will have grainy, poor colour images to remind them of their poor judgement...

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QuoteOriginally posted by BarryE Quote
probably many wearing Canon underwear ;-). .
I know someone with a Canon tattoo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eyrr Quote
I know someone with a Canon tattoo.
I wonder where it is, or where it ought to be
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
I wonder where it is, or where it ought to be
Google "canon tattoo" and then click on "Images".

That said. there are also Pentax tattoo pics out there as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
I wonder where it is, or where it ought to be
It is on her upper arm... after googling the images, I realize that there are many many worse choices.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jgnfld Quote
Google "canon tattoo" and then click on "Images".
Oooohhh, I wish I hadn't done that...

09-26-2016, 03:27 PM   #4539
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QuoteOriginally posted by eyrr Quote
It is on her upper arm... after googling the images, I realize that there are many many worse choices.

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Oooohhh, I wish I hadn't done that...
There are just some things you can't un-see!

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10-02-2016, 08:38 PM   #4540
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Spotted a Pentax strap holding what could have been a k-5/k-3 on the ferry this afternoon, on the run from Victoria to Vancouver
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Twoo pentaxians yesterday (K-5 & K-30, both of them having Sigma zooms) in addition of me and 3 of my bodies (K-5II, K-3 & K-1) in our best waders french bird-spot ; amongst about 34 people, the rest being canikon (canon/nikon => 70/30%) shooters.
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So my high school level Black & White film class students have brought in their cameras and the tally:
(5) Nikon, (4) Pentax, (4) Canon, (2) Minolta, (1) Olympus. The Pentax models include a K1000, ZX-30, SF-10, and Promaster 2500PK (Pentax mount).
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I'm a fan of the old British TV series 'Time Team'. I record the old episodes and watch them back at leisure. Recently two episodes showed the Archeologists sporting cameras around their necks. I looked hard and both seemed to be a MX body and zoom lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wizofoz Quote
I'm a fan of the old British TV series 'Time Team'. I record the old episodes and watch them back at leisure. Recently two episodes showed the Archeologists sporting cameras around their necks. I looked hard and both seemed to be a MX body and zoom lens.
Must have been VERY old episodes if they were using film-era cameras - there have been quite a few more modern ones, but as I don't look at most of those then I don't know if they had then "gone digital"!
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QuoteOriginally posted by wizofoz Quote
I'm a fan of the old British TV series 'Time Team'. I record the old episodes and watch them back at leisure. Recently two episodes showed the Archeologists sporting cameras around their necks. I looked hard and both seemed to be a MX body and zoom lens.


I think I have watched every episode at least twice and most at least 3 times. It is normally Mick Aston with the camera and throughout the whole run, I believe Mick has used Pentax, Canon and Nikon at different times. If he went digital, it would have been the last two or three season before he passed away.
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